Get Free Copy

100 free copies left

This novel is limited to 100 free copies due to its part in Inkitt’s Novel Contest.

0
Free copy left
You can read our best books
Sera Graham would love your feedback! Got a few minutes to write a review?
Write a Review

Dark Angel

By Sera Graham

Fantasy

Dark Angel

"Did your parents ever happen to own a car, Severus?"

Dumbledore's gaze wandered dreamily away from the shelves to where Snape was standing. The potion master appeared abstracted, his expression and bearing subtly tense, the fingers of his hands stilted, fingertips touching the table to the left and right of the small cauldron before him. Light wisps of fume were ascending from the cauldron towards the ceiling, entwining each other as they were rising, like in a dance.

"No," Snape said.

"Well, what a pity. I was wondering if one day you could teach me to drive one of those funny contraptions."

Snape remembered that night long ago, that night that started so smoothly with snitching a Mercedes Benz from a parking lot.

He remembered Dolohov looking behind, half in earnest and half in jest. "What you think, Evan? What will we do if some muggle policeman is going to check us?"

"No chance getting noticed, because we have this talented driver," Evan Rosier said. "Hey, Snape? How did you learn to drive a muggle car, anyway?"

Severus's hands clenched the wheel. "I used the neighbours' truck once in a while when I was bored."

"And the Muggles didn't notice?"

"I took care of that. And it was night."

"You stunned them in their underwear?" inquired Rosier. Dolohov giggled. Both were merry from the draught they had requested from Severus. A cauldron full of it occupied the front passenger seat.

They stopped at Grimmauld Place where they would pick up Bella. Snape stepped out of the car. Bella emerged from the shadows in the doorway. He opened the rear door for her. "Hello Severus!" she said, "So, you are my chauffeur tonight?" Her robes brushed along his arm as she entered.

As they rode on, Severus could not pull away from her image in the driving mirror; her dark hair that was so shiny; her eyes, those gleaming gems beneath the long, thick lashes. It was difficult to draw his attention back to the road again.

Dolohov made a naughty joke, and the sound of Bella's laughter prickled across the skin of Severus's neck.

"That's a fine draught you made there, Severus," said Bella.

The timbre of her voice sent shivers down his spine. Her face in the mirror smiled at him. Her long slender fingers held a goblet. Immersed in the imagination of these fingers touching his skin, he almost missed the turnoff to Karkaroff's estate.

The Mercedes Benz received cheerful attention as it rolled in from the humpy road and up the driveway. The party they came for was in full swing. More and more guests strolled over from the candle-lit park to see the Muggle device. "Wicked!" Rosier cried. "How many did Igor invite?"

Severus had stopped the car at the bottom of the wide white stone stairs that led up to the hall of Karkaroff's villa. He offered his arm to Bella as she gathered up her robes to step out of the car. Her arm resting on his was electrifying.

"Thank you, Severus," she whispered. Her breath was a soft breeze across his cheek, she was so close – and was gone, had abandoned him with the same casualty as she had taken his arm. He saw her flowing up the stairs, her long hair swaying to her smooth movements.

A hand touched his shoulder. It was Karkaroff. "Severus," he said, "good to see you. Amuse yourself a little, but remember to come to the library in an hour."

Severus nodded. His attention focused on Bella, he rushed up the stairs and into the hall. At last, he caught up with her. "Can I have a dance with you?" he asked, slightly out of breath not just from running.

But then a young, athletic man embraced her harshly from behind. Bella's eyes grew wide, filled with excitement more than with fear. "Scoundrel!" the man growled, "you kept me waiting!"

Severus stretched out his arm for Bella, but the other man lazily brushed it away. "Who's that fool?"

"Oh, that's Severus – he's my driver tonight," Bella replied. She obviously recognized the man and appeared very much at ease with him. She stroked the other man's cheek, but at the same time looked at Severus with a mischievous smile. "Severus was asking me for my first dance."

"Ha, he'd like that, wouldn't he?"

She winked at Severus, and then turned away.

"Come on! The greenhorns flattering me!? You know I like that."

Severus watched them go.

He had never danced with Bella. And today, Snape thought, today she is sitting in some cold, wet, lonely hole in Azkaban. He dipped a silver spoon into the potion, disturbing the dancing fume. "She deserves it."

Dumbledore blinked as he tried to track down the origin of Snape's conclusion, to no avail. "What?"

"Nothing." Snape removed the spoon from the potion and placed it on the table, gently. "Your potion is ready."

Dumbledore's puzzlement passed. He grabbed the little cauldron's handle. "One cup at midnight, for the next three nights? And then the corns will disappear long enough for the Yule Ball?"

"They certainly will."

"Well, I do hope so. It is hard to remain decorous when Minerva treads on them during the waltz. What a tedious affliction! Good Night, Severus."

"Good Night, Albus."

Write a Review Did you enjoy my story? Please let me know what you think by leaving a review! Thanks, Sera Graham
Continue Reading
Further Recommendations

ynez2005: I LOVE THIS BOOK SOOOOO MUCH!!!!Though you really need to make another book,more Princesses!!! Whoooo!!!Girl Power!!!Mabey it could even be Devona's BFF???That would make it even better!!!Plus can you pleeease make Akki come back,together with Thea and Authur amd the whole family is back!Other th...

Stephen Warner: To start off, I am thoroughly impressed. The writing style is somewhat unique, and the plot seemed to move at a nice and steady pace. However, I was not expecting this to be a vampire book! I am usually not one for novels about vampires, but I was pleasantly surprised! You wrote with such grace a...

Catherine Kopf: Wow! This was a really great story. I really enjoy reading fantasy, so it didn't take long for me to become invested in the book and its characters like Jacob. I really liked your writing style, and it seemed to flow very well. The descriptions that you used for your world were also created n...

spooky jedi: Love your story!I really hope more people read this story!Its amazing!! The plot is very unique and different, which is very good to have in a world full of stories. You have very complex and intellectual plot line, with your many loveable character and that hint of 'will they, won't they' is ju...

spec4huff: Thank you for creating this world. I am a 6'3" veteran that thinks himself tough. But the piece of literature you have created made me misty eyed on a number of occasions. I want a love like this. Thank you again, I would totally buy this book and hopefully the sequels to this ever enchanting lov...

Arabella: The catchy blurb caught my attention. The story is creepy but I would not qualify it as a horror story. The characters are likeable and I’m impatiently waiting for new stories from Obsidian Fae.

Lauren Sanby: This is an excellent story. Very gripping and keeps your attention throughout. Hoping the author is writing a sequel because I'd love to read more about Rhi and Andreas and find out what else Rhi is able to do with her powers.

summerstone: Seriously this is one of the best books I've ever read. The plot is intriguing, I love the narrative style. Its very descriptive and unique, with minimal cliches. It makes for a great read and the sequels are amazing. Totally worth reading. ^^ That's me trying to be professional. But in all hones...

Olivia N J Hamel: I want this book. I love it so much. It is so enjoyable to read and to have a copy of this always, I would be very happy, to always be able to come back and look at it again.

More Recommendations

JWalker: I loved this story from start to finish! It flows at a really nice pace and the story world feels so real. The fight sequences are a treat especially when Isanfyre is training to become a warrior. I found the names really cool and thankfully easy to pronounce. Personally I have always struggled w...

Megan King: This book is absolutely amazing, it kept me on my toes through the entire book. I hope there is a second book. I would 10 out of 10 recommend this for anyone who loves fantasy, action or romance because it is full of all three 💕

Erin Crowley: The concept here is really strong, but the execution is definitely lacking. Tenses, grammar, etc are all off, with at least one or more errors per 'Page' on my phone. The writing style is almost broken- sentences move into each other awkwardly, and are filled with an excess of "filler words", lik...

Jason78: Be careful, once you open this book you won't want to put it down. A dark comedy horror that has plenty of twists and turns that Keeps you guessing. Fantastic book from start to finish, loved the story and can't wait to read the next one.

mikaylapetrodos: I really enjoyed the story and I hope you publish the next part of the book soon. the plot line was always easy to follow with plenty of plot twist thrown it. I think it would have been better to explain how some characters got involved in the story more instead of them just showing up.